Date and Time:
Saturday, February 27, 2010 – Wednesday, December 31, 1969 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Warren Hall, Room 3A
FREE but reservations required
USD School of Law is offering a free BAR/BRI Early Bar Preparation program for graduating law students during the spring 2010 semester. This non-credit program consists of four FREE workshops on select Saturdays from 1:00-5:00 p.m.
- Program Structure
- Workshop Description
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The program structure of BAR/BRI’s Early Bar Preparation Program for USD School of Law consists of four workshops as follows:
- Saturday, February 20, 2010 – Substantive Review
- Saturday, February 27, 2010 – Focused Essay Writing (description below)
- Saturday, March 20, 2010 – Multi-State Bar Exam Techniques
- Saturday, March 27, 2010 – Performance Test
Note: This introductory course is not a substitute for the regular summer bar review course but is intended to give you a head start on your bar preparation.
Focused Essay Writing: BAR/BRI instructors will lecture on issue-spotting, essay writing and essay strategies in the area of law reviewed in Workshop One. BAR/BRI will provide students instruction on approaches to various fact patterns and administer an essay exam under simulated exam conditions. Upon completion of the exam, BAR/BRI instructors will discuss the issues the essay examination raised, techniques to spot the issues, answer organization and call responsiveness. In addition, BAR/BRI will remind students that they may turn in their essay exam for grading. BAR/BRI graders will then grade all collected exams and give written feedback in four areas: organization, issue spotting, analysis and writing clarity indicating whether the student passed or failed in each area.
Approximate duration: 3-4 hours with two 15-minute breaks
Additional Incentives: BAR/BRI will offer $100.00 scholarships to each student who attends all four workshops and an additional $50 scholarship to each student who submits both the practice essay and performance test to BAR/BRI for grading.